Fantasy Mailbag: Draft and Keeper Dilemmas; Larkin vs. Suzuki; Robertson; Kuemper; Cirelli; McCann & More

Rick Roos


Welcome back to another edition of the Roos Lets Loose monthly mailbag, where I answer your fantasy hockey questions by giving advice that should be useful to all poolies even if they don't own the specific players being discussed. As a reminder, if you want your fantasy hockey question(s) answered in the next mailbag, check out the end of the column, where I explain the ways to get it/them to me and as well as the details you should provide when sending. The earlier you send a question the more likely it is to be included in the mailbag, and the deeper dive I can provide with my reply.

Question #1 (from DobberHockey Forum)

I'm in a 14 team, keep 15 league with rosters of 25 and starting 3C, 3RW, 3LW, 1 Util, 6D, 2G, plus with G, A, PPP, SOG, +/-, HIT, BLK, W, GAA, SV, and SV% as categories. I took over a team last year that had been decimated. My plan was a two year rebuild – ambitious but also, I felt, realistic. To that end, I traded away Patrice Bergeron and Tom Wilson for decent draft picks.

My end-of-season roster (bloated due to a one year switch to unlimited IR) was: Anthony CirelliKirby Dach, Marco Rossi, Connor McMichael, Jared McCann, Cody GlassSam ReinhartCole CaufieldDrake Batherson, Alex Iafallo, Andrei Burakovsky, Filip ZadinaAnthony Beauvillier, Mathieu Joseph, Colin Blackwell, Kevin Labanc, Nick Ritchie, Jamie Drysdale, Eric Cernak, Adam BoqvistNoah Dobson, Brandon Montour,